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Of a Linear Circle - Part IX - Serpent in the Grass

The rest of this series was so good, but the last part just wasn’t. It’s backstory, in a way, but more importantly it sees itself as just backstory. Nobody gets any depth, everything is narrated as if this was the Silmarillion, family histories are recited as if we’re in competition with the Old Testament … and then, emotionally important moments are skipped and mentioned in passing. Yikes.

The only really good thing is how recent history, particularly WW1, WW2 and the development of atom bombs come into play. That was nicely done.

Related books Books related to the whole series are linked at the first part of the series.